The house resumed from Friday, June 16, consideration in committe of bill No. S3, to establish a department of veterans' affairs
Mr. Mackenzie (Vancouver Centre)'-Mr. Bradette in the chair.
On section 5-Duties, powers and functions of minister.
Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Pensions and National Health): Section
5 was stood over on Friday evening. When the section came before the committee for consideration the hon. member for Vancouver South expressed the opinion that instead of the words "of any person" being used to give general jurisdiction, it would be more appropriate to specify the particular persons with whom the bill is concerned, namely, former members of His Majesty's forces. As a result of this suggestion this section was allowed to stand. Since then the matter has received further study, and I am now advised that there would be no diffi.-. culty in attempting to meet the suggestion of my hon. friend. The following amendment has accordingly been prepared:
That the words "of any person" as they appear in the seventh line of section 5 be struck out and that there be substituted therefor the words "of any person who served in the naval, military or air forces of His Majesty, any person who has otherwise engaged in pursuits relating to war, and of any other person designated by the governor in council, and to the care of the dependents of any such person."